Nancy Sue Marder

Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Nancy S. Marder is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her research and writing focus on juries, judges, and courts.

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Nancy Marder

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Marilyn Serna

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 1987 
M.Phil., Cambridge University, 1982 (Mellon Fellow)
B.A., Yale College, 1980

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Nancy S. Marder is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her research and writing focus on juries, judges, and courts.

Marder has written and lectured on every stage of the jury process from the jury summons to the post-verdict interview with jurors. She also writes about juries and judges in popular culture, the intersection of juries, gender, and race, and juries in other countries. She is a co-editor of Juries, Lay Judges, and Mixed Courts: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2021), the author of The Power of the Jury: Transforming Citizens into Jurors (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and has also written numerous law review articles, book chapters, and essays on juries, judges, and courts. She has organized six symposia and two conferences on lay participation and regularly presents her work at conferences in the United States and abroad. At Chicago-Kent, Marder is the founder and director of the Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center and received the inaugural Freehling Award for her scholarship. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute, an academic advisor to the Pound Civil Justice Institute, and was a Senior Fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.

Marder graduated from Yale College summa cum laude, received a M.Phil. from Cambridge University, where she was a Mellon Fellow, and graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After clerking for Judge Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York and Judge William A. Norris on the Ninth Circuit, she spent two years clerking for Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Supreme Court, and then returned to Yale Law School as a postdoctoral fellow.